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Weirder than you think: How the drone crahsed near the White House

Thursday, 29 January 2015 07:10
Washington (CNN)It's a tale almost too "this town" even for Washington. A man -- a government intelligence agency employee, no less -- took to the top of his G Street building late at night to show off his drone to a female companion. He had been drinking. It crashed. On the White House grounds. At least that's the story that's emerged from the latest details revealed by law enforcement regarding the incident that occurred on…
Jeb Bush's conservative evolution
Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:10
Story highlightsJeb Bush had a strong conservative record as Florida governorBut the possible 2016 candidate is seen as too moderate by grass rootsRNC committee member: Activists are "looking at Common Core, the Bush name and immigration" Washington (CNN)He cut billions in taxes, intervened in controversial abortion cases, railed against affirmative action and gun control and dreamed of a state capital in which government buildings would forever be drained of unneeded workers.
Obama's changing tune on permission to fight ISIS
Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:10
(CNN)American warplanes are hard at work over Iraq and Syria, helping Iraqi army and Syrian rebel forces battle ISIS. In Iraq, American troops are busy training the military. All of this is being done -- and will continue to be done -- without being officially sanctioned by Congress, although President Barack Obama now says he needs an Authorization for the Use of Military Force -- AUMF. READ: Purported ISIS message sets new deadline for prisoner
Pelosi says Netanyahu speech to Congress could hurt Iran talks
Thursday, 29 January 2015 06:10
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled speech to the U.S. Congress in March could damage the Obama administration's attempts to broker a deal with Iran on nuclear weapons development, the senior U.S. House of Representatives Democrat said on Wednesday. "Such a presentation could send the wrong message in terms of giving diplomacy a chance," said Representative Nancy Pelosi during a news conference on the sidelines of an annual retreat for Democratic lawmakers.
Obama proposes reversing sequestration cuts
Thursday, 29 January 2015 05:14
President Obama's budget for fiscal 2016 will be released Monday, and a White House official said that it will propose reversing the across-the-board sequester cuts that have been split between military and domestic spending. In fact, the president's budget, according to the New York Times, "could exceed caps set by the Budget Control Act of 2011 by as much as $70 billion: half for defense, half for domestic programs." The administration would like to pay…
Did Michelle Obama make a statement with no head scarf in Saudi Arabia?
Thursday, 29 January 2015 05:14
It's exceptionally rare to hear Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, praise anything done by someone associated with President Obama or his administration. But First Lady Michelle Obama got a very public thumbs up from Cruz on Twitter for not wearing a head scarf this week when she and Mr. Obama visited Saudi Arabia for a condolence visit following the death of King Abdullah. Kudos to @FLOTUS for standing up for women & refusing to wear Sharia-mandated…
Obama budget to propose spending lift for military, domestic programs
Thursday, 29 January 2015 05:10
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's budget will call for an increase in domestic and military spending that would end spending caps known as "sequestration," a White House official said, setting up a new source of conflict with Republicans in Congress. Obama intends to announce his plans during a meeting with congressional Democrats in Philadelphia on Thursday. The fiscal 2016 budget, which the White House intends to unveil on Monday, would fund…
Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident', airline to proceed with compensation
Thursday, 29 January 2015 05:10
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on. The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 last year, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing. Months of searches have failed to turn up any…
IS purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap
Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:09
Co-pilot at controls when AirAsia plane crashed: investigator
Thursday, 29 January 2015 04:09
The co-pilot of an AirAsia flight that crashed into the Java Sea last month was at the controls when it went down, killing all 162 people on board, investigators said on Thursday. The announcement came as fishermen found two more bodies from the crash in waters off Sulawesi island in central Indonesia, around 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) from where the plane crashed, a search and rescue official said. AirAsia Flight QZ8501 went down in stormy…

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